Category: Berlin

Berlin is an amazing city with something for everyone, every taste, every age. Perhaps that is why we love this city so much. Read our stories on recommended Berlin attractions, including where to find street art, museums, festivals, street food and more. We'll take you out to Teufelsberg, into the dark secrets of the Stasi, and on a walking tour past some of the top attractions in Berlin. Knowing you might get hungry, we do, we'll show you where to find the very best street food in Berlin, and street markets too.

You may also want to look at our stories and city guides on Munich, Hamburg and Regensburg

Berlin October days filled with a festival of lights

Berlin October days filled with a festival of lights

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Festival of Lights in Berlin and Berlin Leuchtet (Berlin Illuminated) provide a delightful bright diversion for anyone visiting Berlin in October. The two light festivals illuminate hundreds of Berlin buildings, parks, monuments and facades with dancing lights, often moving to music.

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Stasi sights in Berlin not to miss

Stasi sights in Berlin not to miss

Reading Time: 3 minutes No visit to Berlin should be without a closer look at history – specifically the horrific history of East Germany’s former secret police, the Stasi. These Stasi sights in Berlin should find a place on your to-do list.

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Open-air exhibit traces fall of the Berlin wall

Open-air exhibit traces fall of the Berlin wall

Reading Time: 3 minutes As a part of the developing “Campus for Democracy” at the former headquarters of East Germany’s state security or Stasi in Berlin, an open-air exhibit details the fall of the Berlin Wall and the peaceful revolution Berlin that helped bring about German unity.

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Urban Nation Berlin street art museum reopens with new exhibits

Urban Nation Berlin street art museum reopens with new exhibits

Reading Time: 4 minutes After being open just a year, the Urban Nation Berlin street art museum re-opened with a reinvention that truly speaks to its roots. A new street art exhibit, redesigned interior with an authentic street feel, and a number of street artists residences make this museum in Berlin a must to visit for art lovers of all kinds.

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Long Night of Museums: all-night festivities in Berlin museums

Long Night of Museums: all-night festivities in Berlin museums

Reading Time: 5 minutes Whoever thought we would stay up all night to go to museums? When the Long Night of Museums in Berlin rolled around this year, however, we were there – along with many thousands of our best friends for the night. This year, the 20th birthday of the museum night drew more than 30,000 visitors all across Germany’s capital city.

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5 great Berlin street food markets

5 great Berlin street food markets

Reading Time: 7 minutes As the burgeoning and bustling capital of Germany, Berlin offers an addicting restaurant scene with any international or trendy cuisine you may desire. But in keeping with its gritty, artistic ways, Berlin has a superior street food market scene. We show you 5 great Berlin street food markets you won’t want to miss.

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Thai Park Berlin a feast for eyes and tummies

Thai Park Berlin a feast for eyes and tummies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Germany’s capital of Berlin offers every international food imaginable, in restaurants, street markets or, in the case of the most authentic Thai food in the city, spread across a park. Thai Wiese (Thai Park) comes alive every weekend with arguably the best Thai food in Berlin.

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Q110 Bank of the Future in Berlin by Deutsche Bank gets revamp

Q110 Bank of the Future in Berlin by Deutsche Bank gets revamp

Reading Time: 3 minutes Earlier in 2016, HI Travel Tales wrote about a new kind of banking experience by Deutsche Bank called “Q110 Bank” or “Bank of the Future.” We were quite enthralled by the casual and friendly, yet efficient and hard-working experience. The concept we wrote about had been active for several years without much change (the branch itself originally opened in 2005), so Deutsche Bank decided it was time to re-think its original “concept bank” and try out something different. The update was unveiled on Nov. 18, 2016, on a rainy day near the outlet not far from Checkpoint Charlie in central Berlin (Mitte).

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Haunting history on Berlin Underground tours

Haunting history on Berlin Underground tours

Reading Time: 6 minutes Underground city tours always seemed to be a tourist come-on to me, but then I discovered Berlin Underground tours. Not a for-profit business, not a tour that drops you off in a gift shop, not a tour that starts in a bar and highlights raucous partying, this is the real deal in Berlin’s Underground.

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Quick Prenzlauer Berg travel guide to a Berlin hotspot

Quick Prenzlauer Berg travel guide to a Berlin hotspot

Reading Time: 6 minutes One of our favorite areas in Berlin is the artsy cool Prenzlauer Berg. Our Prenzlauer Berg travel guide will point you to the top things to do in this Berlin hot spot. Kollwitzplatz and Kastanienallee are particularly beautiful Prenzlauer Berg streets. Farmers markets, street festivals and more are regular occurrences.

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Artist’s war memorial at Berlin Bethlehemkirchplatz

Artist’s war memorial at Berlin Bethlehemkirchplatz

Reading Time: 3 minutes The memorial on the Berlin Bethlehemkirchplatz (Bethlehem Church Square) is actually the work of Spanish artist Juan Garaizabel to commemorate the Bohemian Bethlehem Church. This small church was built for Bohemian evangelical refugees in about 1735 and was a center of the community. It was destroyed by bombing in 1943.

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Berlin Bank of the Future by Deutsche Bank

Berlin Bank of the Future by Deutsche Bank

Reading Time: 5 minutes A concierge? A gift and trinket store? A bar and coffeehouse? Waiters and fine décor? This is a bank? Yes, this is Germany’s “Deutsche Bank” — the so-called “Bank of the Future” in central Berlin, the company’s one-and-only concept bank where it tests ideas for the world.

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Berlin Wall 25th anniversary commemorates fall and freedom

Berlin Wall 25th anniversary commemorates fall and freedom

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s been 25 years since the Berlin Wall came tumbling down … suddenly, surprisingly, peacefully. Memories of the wall’s horrors seem like yesterday to those of us old enough to remember it and to have personally seen the wall and its “death zone.” The Berlin Wall 25th Anniversary remembrance reminds us to never forget.

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